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Pokemon Go: Which Pokemon have unique dual typings?

Published: 30/Jun/2020 23:00

by Paul Cot

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A Pokemon’s type is of vital importance in the world of Pokemon. Here we take a look at which species have a unique typing.

These dual Pokemon will be looked at through the lens of Pokemon Go. So, any ‘mons that are currently unreleased in the mobile game won’t be included.

However, we also won’t include any species we know share a dual typing with Pokemon from generations five or above. By that logic, the Heracross line from Gen 2 won’t be included as there is also a bug/fighting type in Gen 7 – the Buzzwole line.

List of Pokemon with unique dual types

The following Pokemon all have a dual typing that no other species can claim:

  • Bibarel – normal/water
  • Heatran – fire/steel
  • Empoleon – water/steel
  • Chinchou, Lantern – electric/water
  • Stunfisk – electric/ground
  • Alolan Raichu – electric/psychic
  • Snover, Abomasnow – grass/ice
  • Torterra – grass/ground
  • Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine – ice/ground
  • Froslass – ghost/ice
  • Sneasel, Weavile – dark/ice
  • Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Sandslash – ice/steel
  • Alolan Ninetales – ice/fairy
  • Croagunk, Toxicroak – fighting/poison
  • Zubat, Golbat, Crobat – flying/poison
  • Galarian Weezing – fairy/poison
  • Baltoy, Claydol – ground/psychic
  • Togetic, Togekiss – flying/fairy
  • Alolan Geodude, Alolan Graveler, Alolan Golem – rock/electric
  • Lileep, Cradily – grass/rock
  • Terrakion – fighting/rock
  • Tyranitar – dark/rock
  • Shedinja – bug/ghost

Best dual typings – which have double resistances?

There are certainly a few takeaways from this list. In any Pokemon battle you want to have as few weaknesses and as much resistance as possible.

Heatran

The Gen 4 legend has a fascinating dual typing in fire and steel. Fire is a weakness of steel but having both of them removes it.

However, this now makes it extra vulnerable to ground attacks. They will do 256% of their usual damage so it goes without saying to avoid them at all costs.

Steel types are generally highly sought after in battles as they have so many resistances – 11 in total. While Heatran’s typing reduces that number, it does increase the amount of double resistances it has.

It has six double resistances – bug, fairy, grass, ice, poison and steel – which to our knowledge is an unbeaten amount. That alone should make you think very hard about getting Heatran on your team as soon as possible.

Lanturn

Laturn may not be close to Heatran in terms of power and stature but is another interesting dual typing. This alleviates two of these types traditional weaknesses – electric and ice, leaving just grass and ground.

It also has double resistance to steel (which can always prove useful in Pokemon Go) alongside fire, flying, ice and water attacks. Lanturn isn’t strong enough to compete anywhere but Great League in GO Battle League which unfortunately negates the impressive advantage it has over steel types. These are more commonly seen in the higher tier leagues.

Togekiss Type
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Togekiss has so much going for it in Pokemon Go!

Togekiss

Much has been made of Togekiss’ surprising strength in GO Battle League. It even made our guide on how to defeat the toughest species in Pokemon Go.

Part of its appeal is its dual typing of fairy and flying. While this does leave it with five weaknesses in electric, ice, poison, rock and steel, it does have six resistances, four of which are double. Bug, dragon, fighting and ground moves will all do only 39% of their normal damage.

When you compare this to a pure fairy type such as Clefable, it becomes very apparent just how useful a dual typing of fairy and flying is.

Alolan Sandslash

The Alolan form of Sandslash is a Pokemon that often flies under the radar. It is a dual ice and steel type.

Pure ice types on their own aren’t particularly desirable. Their only resistance is ice moves while remaining weak to fighting, fire, rock and steel.

However, when you combine steel and ice together, it becomes a far better option. You get nine resistances, of which ice and poison are doubly resistant.

In addition to this, you take away a weakness, although this does come at the expense of fire and fighting becoming doubly strong against it. Alolan Sandslash can certainly be considered as an option but its max CP puts at an awkward place between Great and Ultra League.


There will be plenty more unique dual types to consider as more generations are added to Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
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A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
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Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.